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Description - Multiculturalism in Latin America by Rachel Sieder

Since 1985, Latin American governments have reformed their constitutions to recognize indigenous rights. The contributors to this book argue that these changes post fundamental challenges to accepted notions of democracy, citizenship and development in the region. Using case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru, the authors analyse the ways in which new legal frameworks have been implemented, appropriated and contested within a wider context of accelerating economic and legal globalization, highlighting the key implications for social policy, human rights and social justice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333998717
ISBN-10: 0333998715
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rachel Sieder

RACHEL SIEDER is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. She has worked on Central America for over a decade and her research focuses on human rights, legal reform and citizenship. Her books include, as editor, Guatemala After the Peace Accords and with Pilar Domingo, Rule of Law in Latin America: The International Promotion of Judicial Reform.

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